Tilla Abel is the first to admit that caring for herself can be a challenge. She’s used to putting others first. Tilla was caring for her ailing mother and brother when in just 5 years she gained 40 pounds. Tilla noticed her confidence waning. She knew she needed help to get her health back on track.
“I struggle to put my health first,” she said. “When I joined Medical Weight Loss Clinic I made up my mind to take my life and my body back. I work 40+ hours a week so the struggle was real.”
Tilla joined Medical Weight Loss Clinic in June 2018. She found the staff at our Troy location helpful and encouraging. “Tabitha has been particularly helpful to my weight loss,” said Tilla. “She was always very supportive and interested in my journey. She is extremely knowledgeable. Everyone has been a pleasure to work with and I will continue to recommend Medical Weight Loss Clinic to all of my personal clients in need of a similar life change. These ladies re-wired me.”
In all Tilla spent 18 weeks on the program and lost 40 pounds and more than 16 inches on her waist. She went from a size 14 to a size 8 – which she calls “high school skinny.”
How did she do it? Some of her favorite tips for weight loss involved eating healthy snacks all day so she wouldn’t feel hungry at night. Tilla also reminded herself that “skinny feels better than (anything) tastes” and it helped keep her on track. She also developed an affinity for yogurt bars and Mrs. Dash Taco Seasoning to keep her meals tasting as delicious as they were healthy.
“I can tell you I feel amazing inside and out,” said Tilla. “My clothes feel sexy again on me. Wearing jeans was unflattering and uncomfortable. Now I grab my Size 28s and run to any event in style.”
But the progress has meant more than just a boost in confidence for Tilla. Her health has improved, too.
“I was taking medication for IBS for years,” she said. “Now, I am med-free! Medical Weight Loss Clinic taught me how to eat and stay thin and feel great.”
She can accomplish activities she might never have attempted before she renewed her dedication to her health. “I rode my bike 20 miles last night,” she said. “Before the weight loss, I would be lucky to get in 5 miles.”
Tilla is working to keep her weight at a healthier level – and that continues to be her goal.
“I know that Medical Weight Loss Clinic changed my life for the good,” she said. “They explained to me the foods that were helping to keep me chubby and it taught me how to eat cleaner.”
If you’re ready to commit to a healthy lifestyle, book your free consultation with Medical Weight Loss Clinic online or call 1-800-GET-SLIM.